Bank of England officials are secretly researching the financial shocks that could hit Britain if there is a vote to leave the European Union in the forthcoming referendum.
The Bank blew its cover on Friday when it accidentally emailed details of the project – including how the bank intended to fend off any inquiries about its work – direct to the Guardian.
STOP RIGHT THERE. STEP AWAY FROM YOUR KEYBOARDS JOURNO’S
Sick and tired of being treated like an idiot. Who is it, who is continuing to peddle this clap trap. Is it #journalists to sensationalise, see the bold and underlined above ….. OR are our political and business classes still incapable of having an honest up front conversation with the British Electorate?
How it could have gone on the run up to the #European Renegotiations ………….
David Cameron: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom – address to the people.
I have now formed a new #government and thank the #British people for trusting us with your security, economic growth, health, education and looking after our elderly population.
In my manifesto I said that we have to renegotiate our relationship with Europe. This is one of the first tasks that my government and I will set in progress.
On May 22 I will begin the renegotiation process during a visit to …..
The outcome of what may be long negotiations will be the referendum I promised you in my election manifesto and a recommendation from the government. We cannot tell what the result of that will be and therefore I have instructed the Bank of England to investigate and put in place contingency plans for the results of the referendum. All government departments have also been instructed to undertake contingency planning. I see this as being sensible common sense planning in the run up to the referendum.
I will be negotiating hard in the interests of the United Kingdom, it’s people and Europe.
How refreshing would a statement like that be, instead we get the headlines of secrets and lies compounding the mistrust by the people of politicians, bankers and big business.
A mistake, a secret, really give us credit, this is a deliberate leak, another sleazy method of communicating that gives credit to no one in politics or business. Wake up wake up we’re on to you, you idiots, yes you’re the idiots for thinking we believe a word of what you say or what gets printed in our newspapers. News ………. Tosh!
A spokesman for the bank described the error as “unfortunate”.